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My Four Top Non-Travel Travel Books

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Some of my deepest understandings of place, of "being" somewhere come neither from actually being there, nor from reading a travel book about the destination. They come from a novel or short story which, because they set out to tell a story and not to describe a location, actually create a powerful sense of time and place. Here are four gems Read More »

Book Review: Hypertravel-100 Countries in Two Years

Book Review: Hypertravel-100 Countries in Two Years Hardie Karges has one self-professed goal in life: to see every country in the world. And he’s off to a grand start! His recently self-published book, Hypertravel -100 Countries in Two Years is less about Karges’  journey to most of the countries defined by the United Nations as countries, and more of a ... Read More »

Best Picks for Summertime Travel Novels

Summertime Travel Novels It’s summer “ and the reading should be easy,” so I came up with a short list of a few travel novels that I found especially rich and exciting. Very often a travel novel is a far better read than a guide book. It creates a vividness and depth of a town or village or city more ... Read More »

The Four non-Travel Travel Books I Must Have

The Four non-Travel Travel Books I Must Have From Kaleel ftp etc Old Warsaw Even as a travel writer, or especially as a travel writer, some of my deepest understandings of place, my most intense sense of “being” somewhere come neither from actually being there, or from reading a travel book about the destination. Often a novel about someone or ... Read More »

The Four non-Travel Travel Books I Need

Even as a travel writer, or especially as a travel writer, some of my deepest understandings of place, my most intense sense of “being” somewhere come neither from actually being there, or from reading a travel book about the destination. Often a novel about someone or an event creates the vividness and depth of a town or village or city ... Read More »

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